Old Mill District, 450 SW Powerhouse Dr, #423, Bend, OR 97702 Map It
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To say that twins Lori and Lisa Lubbesmeyer are quilters would not be accurate. Rather, they create paintings with fabric to produce stunning, vivid pieces in an art form that is entirely fresh and unique. One twin is a former printmaker and the other is a former oil painter, and the two fuse their artistic backgrounds and perspectives in a collaborative process that builds over each other’s work layer over layer, without conversation or referring to sketches. Using a method of layering and overstitching as they exchange the pieces, allows the imagery to emerge spontaneously and the end result is often a surprise even to its creators. The sisters also create acrylic paintings using the same collaborative process of passing the piece between them until it is complete. Lisa and Lori find inspiration in nature, Japanese block print, music of all genres, ethnic designs and patterns, the juxtaposition of old and new, architectural fragments, even road trips taken together or separately. The Lubbesmeyer Studio & Gallery is located in a 2nd story loft in the Old Mill District and is open to the public Wednesday – Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


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